Hi, I’m Annette Caesar, RTT
For over 20 years now, my practice of Thai Yoga Massage has blended together my passion for the healing arts, helping others, and my love of yoga. (RTT means “Registered Thai Therapist”.)
Thai Yoga Massage is a valuable addition to your self-care practice.
The main components of this ancient holistic healing art are compression and passive movement. Compression is used to stimulate the body’s energy lines and trigger points. Movement keeps joints healthy, muscles toned, connective tissues supple, and blood oxygen flowing evenly to all areas of the body.
In this way Thai Yoga Massage helps to release unnecessary tension to improve health on a physical, mental, and spiritual level.
My treatments are personalized and can benefit anybody. Over the years I have shared Thai Massage sessions with people who value wellness, including special clients with Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and Cancer amongst others.
(Thai Massage sessions can provide short and long term benefits, but these treatments are not a cure for specific medical conditions)
Traditional Thai Massage is performed on a floor mat. You wear loose comfortable clothing (like you would at yoga) to allow unrestricted movement.
During each session the body is treated as a whole.
What are the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage?
- Increased flexibility and range of motion
- Reduced muscular and joint tension
- Improved postural alignment
- Toned and strengthened internal organs
- Stimulated blood circulation and lymph drainage
- Alleviated headaches, back, shoulder and neck pain
- You’ll be relaxed yet energized!
What are the differences between Thai Yoga Massage and Traditional Swedish Massage?
Many people ask me this question, which I’ve tried my best to answer below. Should you have further questions, please contact me. I am based in Calgary, Alberta.
- Philosophically, Thai Yoga Massage is based on the eastern concept of an energetic body and energy lines
- Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor, enabling the giver to use bodyweight and gravity rather than force
- Thai Massage is based on a holistic approach, focusing not only on the whole body in every session, but also affecting the mind
- Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is worn, and no oils are used
- Techniques used in Thai Yoga Massage include pressure, stretching, rocking, twisting
- In addition to hands, the giver’s “tools” are her forearms, elbows, feet and knees
- A variety of positions are used in a Thai Yoga Massage treatment: supine, prone, side laying and sitting position in order to stimulate the body from different angles
- An integral aspect of Thai Yoga Massage is breath awareness, which greatly aids the body’s passive movements
“Thai Yoga Massage uses the whole person to treat the whole person”